BBSRC-FAPESP Newton Fund Pump Priming Award

Professor Toby Bruce, with Dr Clare Hoskins and Dr William Kirk have secured a new grant, “Chemical study of insect-plant interactions: a contribution to biorational control of crop pests”. New solutions for managing insect pests are urgently needed due to evolution of resistance to current insecticides. Their project focuses on development and bioactivity testing of novel nanotech formulations of plant secondary metabolites that could provide new options for crop protection. The project begins with a kick-off workshop, 7 – 11 May 2018, at The Federal University of São Carlos where the Keele researchers will discuss and plan research with collaborators on the project in Brazil. Further details are available here.